Kia ora. I’m Anissa.

I live in a small community on a hill above a wild black sand surf beach in Aotearoa.

I’m a writer, a maker, and a mama who believes in handmade goodness, the power of words and creating an equitable world we all want to live in.

This website is home to my writing and celebrancy work as well as the archives of the GrowMama blog.

 Words are at the centre of my life.


Combining all my loves.

Thanks for stopping by.